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Archive for January, 2013

I tried not to watch television on Saturday, but that didn’t work out. I was successful with not watching TV all day on Sunday. I think it helped that I had things to do and wasn’t all home day. It was hard to do it on Saturday because there wasn’t much else I had to do. I learned that my day seemed more productive because I wasn’t sitting around watching TV all the time.

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I am going to try not watch TV for the entire weekend. Stepping out into the woods means for me to try and improve myself. Making a positive change in my life. Doing this would help understand what this really means.

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Goldman Sachs Reflection

In the article Greg smith presents some common values as The Great Gatsby. First Greg wants to leave his job because the company stopped having integrity, being honest, working together, and being motivated. The employees didn’t care one bit about the customers. The company really started to downfall and become very different than it was 12 years ago when he started working there. In the Great Gatsby the same thing sort of happens. Tom starts cheating on his wife Daisy and lies to her saying he has always loved her. Tom starts to not even bother to think about Daisy’s feelings. It’s all about he wants instead of making his wife happy. Another value that is emphasized is money. In the article Greg says “These days the most common question I get from junior analysts about derivatives is, “How much money did we make off the client?” The workers just care about how much they’re getting paid. In the book it starts to become a competition between West Egg and East Egg of who has the most money. One wants to seem more desirable than the other. Gatsby even falls into this trap when he starts to hang out with people who have different social classes. He wants to become more like the people he hangs out with. Both of these are trying to convey that people aren’t caring about others and will risk anything to get what they want. They’re very selfish and don’t understand it matters how other people feel as well. In the end Greg Smith is realizing all of this stuff and wants to move on to a better work environment. Some of the characters in The Great Gatsby get punished for all of this behavior; meanwhile others get let off the hook.

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